Part of ash  genus Fraxinus and ash / lilac / olive  family Oleaceae.

Native to North America's Midwest, Ohio Valley and Appalachia.

In much of its range, now only very-young trees can be found due to infestation by parasitic insect emerald ash borer (EAB)  Agrilus planipennis.

Fraxinus hosts caterpillars of 150 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Like the white ash  Fraxinus americana, makes great baseball bats, 🔨︎ tool handles, furniture and flooring.

Learn more about blue ash Fraxinus quadrangulata

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